1hr 43mins
Dir: Christopher Menaul
Starring: Jenny Seagrove and Julian Kostov

The true story of Jersey resident Louisa Gould who harboured an escaped Russian POW and took care of him as if he was her own son

This British war drama has scenes at the beginning and the end that depict the importation, and later deportation, of Russian prisoners-of-war that were filmed on the Bristol Harbour Railway at Princes Wharf. The major scene towards the end showing prisoners of war travelling by train was filmed at night on the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore using a slightly disguised BR Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 No.46447.

As prisoners of war are herded along the quayside, a short freight train passes by to their left. This is Princes Wharf on the Bristol Harbour Railway.
This is the best we get to see of BR Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 No.46447, which has been vaguely disguised to look like a German locomotive.
Ignore the text in the bottom left of the picture, for this is Cranmore, Somerset, 2017, with the Ivatt drawing to a halt alongside the goods shed
Prisoners of war watch and wait in this overall view of Cranmore
No.46447 begins to pull away after a brief stop. No amount of disguising will cover that classic Ivatt outline, however!!
This excellent shot shows the freight train pulling away and heading off into the night. Immediately behind the loco was a 4-wheel tank wagon. After that, the train consisted of a motley collection of 4-wheel vans with a GWR ‘Toad’ brakevan bringing up the rear.
We end where we began, with Russian prisoners of war at Princes Wharf, Bristol